|Keki Daruwala, Indian poet, reads from his book *For Pepper and Christ* - Frederick Noronha [FN]|
"The 17th and the 18th centuries were not that great, but the 15th and 16th centuries were full of interesting anecdotes. The spice trade was booming. The Mamluks, slave soldiers of the Muslim sultans who were converted to Islam and trained as a crack force, fought the Mongols and even defeated the crusaders. Historically, Asia and Europe were in a ferment and it was an exciting period in world history," Daruwalla, a former Indian Police Service officer, has been quoted as saying by the IANS new...
Keywords: india; fiction; historical novel; keki daruwala; for pepper and christ; portuguese in india; colonialism; historical
|Khand -- a novelette in Konkani (by Willy Goes, from Goa) - Recorded by Willy Goes|
An audio-book read by the author, artist-musician-writer Willy Goes. This novelette is a story set amidst the contemporary Goan clash of changing values, visions and views. The traditional and the "modern". Located in a Catholic setting in village Goa, it focuses on issues of faith and a lack of it. The book is narrated by the author himself, in a simple but expressive language. This labour of love for the author can also be useful as a language-practice and language (intermediate-level) learnin...
Keywords: konkani; novel; willy goes; khand; fiction; goa; western india; modern indian writing
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